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I have no idea how many times Java version 6 revision 22 has asked me to install it. I've lost count. What's wrong with it? Why doesn't it install properly and leave me alone?

This is on a Windows 7 machine.

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For those super users out there, is this On-Topic for here? –  jjnguy Oct 20 '10 at 0:08

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This is a long shot, but your problem could be you are installing the 32bit version on a 64bit os.

Try uninstalling the 32 bit Java Update version and installing the 64 bit one.

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That's a very good idea. I'll try it when I get home. –  Rod Oct 20 '10 at 20:43
    
This is not the case. I've deployed 32-bit Java to many 64-bit machines flawlessly including this specified update. Most people don't make use of the 64-bit Internet Explorer and the regular IE will search for 32-bit Java plugins, hence why I install the 32-bit version instead. –  John T Oct 20 '10 at 22:35

Check the application event log for clues. If all else fails, uninstall all previous versions of Java and then only reinstall Java 6 rev 22.

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Hey, is this type of question appropriate for SU? –  jjnguy Oct 20 '10 at 0:39
    
@jjn it's about computer software, I don't see a problem? –  John T Oct 20 '10 at 0:57
    
neither do I. But I'm careful to migrate things to Super User because I don't want it to be SO's dumping ground. –  jjnguy Oct 20 '10 at 1:02

You might try disabling UAC, then uninstal as administrator and reinstall again.

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